Project SCD Nigeria
We are thrilled to announce that in 2023, the Brain and Body Foundation, in collaboration with Embrace Kids and Tackle Sickle Cell, led by the McCourty twins – Jason and Devin (both NFL players) have kicked off the project SCD Nigeria campaign with the goal of providing Citamil supplements (a combination of vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D3) monthly to 2000 children living with sickle cell disease for an entire year.
This is part of our sickle cell disease endgame, which aims to reduce the death rate of children under the age of five with SCD from 75% to less than 10% by 2025. The 25,000 bottles of Citamil have arrived and we have started distributing them to our collaborators for their beneficiaries here in Nigeria.
PROJECT SCD NIGERIA: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
BBF team organized a sickle cell community outreach in Karu, Nassarawa state, Nigeria, a local government area just outside the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Brain and Body Foundation is delighted to announce that Project SCD Nigeria is beginning to broaden to major cities throughout Nigeria.
The BBF Team at the sickle cell community outreach in Karu, Nassarawa state, with some of the recipients of CITAMIL
Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Centre
Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Centre (SCPHPC) evolved out of the desire to assist the less privileged sickle cell patients in the community. The major goals of the SCPHPC are to help sickle cell patients who are in need in the community and to raise public awareness of the causes and consequences of sickle cell anemia through counseling, workshops, seminars, and other educational activities.
L-R: Solomon Adomi, Head of Clinic and Research at BBF alongside Mr. Sani Adamu, Director of the Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Center in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Progress ReportsStories of Sickle Cell Warriors
BBF beneficiary, Nahat Asama, a 12-year-old girl with sickle cell disease holding a bottle of CITAMIL
BBF PARTNERSHIPS: BEULAH SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION
The Brain and Body Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Beulah Sickle Cell Foundation to combat sickle cell disease (SCD) in Nigeria.
This initiative will provide sickle cell warriors in Abuja, Nigeria with potentially life-saving nutrients. This is part of our year-long goal of providing Citamil supplements (a combination of vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D3) to 2000 children with sickle cell disease.
In addition, the BBF Team paid a visit to the Beulah Sickle Cell Foundation as part of our effort to connect with sickle cell warriors in Nigeria, especially the economically disadvantaged.
ARRIVAL OF 25,000 BOTTLES OF CITAMIL FOR 2,000 KIDS ON 21ST DECEMBER 2022